Garage Storage Options That Keep Things Clean And Tidy

There’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.

Man walking with toolbox in garage with garage storage.

Work more efficiently with a tidied up garage.


Cluttered garage? It’s easy to leave a power tool here and a bucket of bolts there, but eventually the garage starts looking like a sty. Yes, yes, you will get to that project tomorrow, but you said that a week ago. When you stay organized it will not only keep your garage clean and tidy, but it will also help you be more efficient in finding the tools you need when you do get around to that custom build or motorcycle maintenance. With storage boxes, shelving, and wall mounting systems available you could make sure when you say, “There’s a place for everything and everything in its place,” you mean it.

Simple Storage

IRIS USA TB-17 Stack & Pull Box, 19 Quart, Clear, 6 Pack

A seemingly plain bin is a garage (and household) must-have.


Nothing fancy. Just simple, stackable storage boxes like these will keep items out of the way and safe from dust, water, and critters. Its clear walls will still allow you to tell what’s stored within so you won’t waste time searching each and every box. The buckled lid is easy to remove or secure on too.

Enclosed Shelving

KETER Storage Cabinet with Doors and Shelves-Perfect for Garage and Basement Organization, Grey

Stash away various items with a compact and enclosed unit.


An enclosed cabinet like this one is also a great way to store oil canisters, cleaners, polishes, etc. The four shelves can be adjusted to varying heights so you can be sure whatever is stored has enough room. Measuring 26.77 x 14.96 x 67.32 inches (LxWxH), this unit’s compact design makes it appropriate for smaller garages as well. Constructing it is also an easy task, just be sure to have a screwdriver handy.

Raised Structure

AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Adjustable, Storage Shelving Unit, Steel Organizer Wire Rack, Black

Getting things even a couple of inches off the ground helps protect them from potential damage.


Keep things off the ground to further protect them from potential water damage. A simple shelf like this has adjustable shelves to suit your needs, and its leveling feet allow you to make small tweaks to ensure it is well balanced on uneven surfaces. The shelf is made of steel with a powdercoated black finish so it will look good in any garage. The product measures 36 x 14x 72 inches (LxWxH).

Declutter Cables

9 Pack Extension Cord Holder Organizer, Heavy Duty Storage Straps Fit with Garage Hooks and Pool Hose Hangers by LuBanSir

Tangled wiring or cables are an annoyance in a cluttered garage. Here’s an item to fix that problem.


You have extension cords, the compressor’s power cable, bungee cords, wiring, hoses, etc., snaking around on the garage floor is quite a trippable mess. Keeping all of those cables, wires, hoses, and cords looped and hooked onto the wall will help mitigate the problem and make the garage space look much nicer too. This nine-pack strap set the way to go because each holds up to 50 pounds with a strong hook-and-loop-fastened nylon strap and can be hung on the wall via the metal grommet.

Neat As A Pin

Pegboard Organizer Wall Control 4 ft. Metal Pegboard Standard Tool Storage Kit with Black Toolboard and Black Accessories

Riddled with a multitude of conventional quarter-inch peg holes, this wall mounting system is a great way to stay organized.


A pegboard wall mount system is a wonderful way to transform your garage from shabby to professional. One like this from Wall Control keeps your tools organized with 10.5 square inches of pegboard space and its metal structure allows you to not only peg tools on, but magnetize them on as well. It is even versatile with the option of adding Wall Control shelf attachments. It can mount to studs or Sheetrock, no frame required. Its powdercoated finish is the cherry on top.